While we thought the Gold Dust Tater Tots should have taken first place in the 72nd Annual Klamath Basin Potato Festival parade (granted, we’re a bit biased!), we are very proud to announce that our float took second place in the Commercial category. For that honor, the Merrill Lions Club gave us $20 in prize money for our efforts. Congratulations to the Tater Tots Crew!
The float that took home first place in the Commercial category also won the big prize for best overall entry. A big congrats goes out to the Merrill branch of Sterling Savings Bank! Sterling took the theme, “This Spud’s For You”, to heart and featured a lot of local kids in costumes ranging from a baked potato and tater tots to silverware and more. They did a great job and the prize was well awarded.
We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank Tricia, Lexi, Jessica, Nayeli and Brita for their help putting the float together. We also owe a special thanks to Matt for his help getting the float on the road the day of the parade. And we have another extra special thanks to the Tater Tot kids – Rory, Walker, Emma, Lindsay, Ashlee and Mari! Without the help of Gold Dust’s employees and the presence of these kids, we wouldn’t have taken second place or had as much fun at the Spud Festival. Finally, we would also like to thank the Merrill Lions Club for awarding us second place. Gold Dust and Walker Bros. Farms look forward to doing it again next year!